Personal change can be both rewarding and tumultuous... and not just because of the process itself, but because of the emotions associated with the change. Change in the world around us — natural, social, political — can also be chaotic and unsettling, even when it is positive change. And at this time of the Waning… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Processing change and release
What does creativity mean in your life? How does it manifest? Often, when I am working with clients — or talking with friends — I hear folks denigrate their own creative abilities.... denying that they have them... feeling hemmed in by traditional definitions of creativity.... afraid to consider that they might be creative at all.… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Creativity
Maybe it's because I'm on vacation this week — or maybe it's just because I love to move, to dance, to sway to the rhythm of music and drums — but these words from Rumi struck a chord within me. When we move — in whatever way our physical body allows us — we free… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Lighten your Spirit
Some time ago, I was chatting with a friend who quoted these words from Emerson... which prompted a very lively discussion on what the underlying message actually might be. “Be careful what you set your heart on, for it will surely be yours." We have all heard so many variations of this idea: be careful… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Manifesting your world
Happiness is a choice, a reaction, a conscious decision . . . You can: Create your present. Create your future. Choose loving-kindness. Choose happiness. In the words of Pema Chödrön: "Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity. The future is completely open, and we are… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Choose Happiness
I'm always happiest walking in the woods with our tree allies, known to some as the Standing People. The forest grounds me, refreshes me, inspires me. This quote from Robert Louis Stevenson reminds me just how much even the fragrance of the woods connects with our soul... and how its air inspires us (on so… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: breathe the trees
“How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” ~ Trina Paulus On this New Moon in Gemini, what transformation will you see this month?